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Human Resources Business Partner I

Company: County of San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

San Bernardino County's high-impact operating model for HR services empowers the HR team to function as change agents for County and departmental operations. TheHR Business Partners (HRBP) are assigned to the Employee Relations Division and play a key role as consultants, advisors and innovators alongside County leaders. They are responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated county departments. They foster partnerships across HR functions to deliver value-added service to managers and employees that reflects the department's human capital priorities and business objectives.SALARY AND BENEFITSCompetitive salary range up to$111,259annually*depending on qualifications3%Annual Across the Board Salary Increases in February 2024 & 2025Bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to Step 16Our retirement plan has reciprocity with CalPERS and '37 Act Plans.The County also offers an alternativeModified Benefits Option that provides a wage differential of 4% above the base salary rate with modified benefits.Click the links below for additional details:Exempt Employee Compensation OrdinanceSummary of Traditional BenefitsSummary of Modified Benefits Option* Salary Increases are contingent upon assessed values for previous fiscal year.* Salary listed if effective 2/25/23The HR Business Partners I is the entry level into the series, offering a unique training opportunityto HR professionals seeking to advance their careers in the field of employee relations within a union environment. Upon completion of an up to 18 month training period, successful incumbents are eligible for automatic promotion toHR Business Partner II.Key responsibilities and areas of training include:* Support departments with employee relations and engagement, strategic workforce planning, policy setting, training and development, succession planning, mentoring/coaching, and coordinate consistent countywide onboarding.* Conducts regular meetings and maintain open and effective communications with assigned County departments.* Consults with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.* Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.* Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.* Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.* Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).* Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.* Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.* Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, recruitment and retentionstrategies, workforce planning and succession planning.* Identifies training needs for County Departments and individual executive coaching needs.The County of San Bernardino has a diverse workforce of approximately 22,000 employees who are represented by 12 employee organizations comprised of 26 bargaining units. To learn more about San Bernardino County's Human Resources Department click HERE.We have multiple opportunities in our growing HR Team. Please visit our jobs page to review and apply. A separate application is required for each job posting. Minimum RequirementsEducation: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Science, Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology, Communications/Marketing or a closely related field.Experience: Two years (2) ofjourney-level professionalHuman Resources experience comparable to a Human Resources Analyst I or higher, with primary responsibility for one or more of the following:* Employee/Labor relations, including advising and representing management on employee/labor relations matters, such as employee grievances, investigations, disciplinary actions, negotiations, etc.* Modified duty coordination, including conducting Interactive Accommodation Process (IAP) meetings; implementingassignments; modifying jobs to accommodate occupational and non-occupational employee injuries/illnesses* Benefits administration, including analysis/management of medical, dental, vision, and other benefit plans and health and wellness programs; leaves management; vendor liaison and contract administration; and researching, interpreting and applying Federal and State laws pertaining to employee benefits* Recruitment and selection, including performing job analysis; working with managers to develop jobannouncements and minimum requirements; developing comprehensive recruitment strategies; screening and evaluating candidates; developing assessmenttools* Classification and compensationas part of a structured classification plan, including conducting classification, compensationor organizational studies and salary surveys; analyzing salary information and recommending salary ranges; recommending organizational realignment and/or developing new classifications* Equal employment opportunity, including investigation of employment discrimination/harassment complaints; developing and presenting/training in the area of EEO* Learning and Organizational Developmentas part of Human Resources and with responsibility for the development, coordination and delivery of comprehensive, mandated and staffdevelopmentrelated training programs to employees organization-wide.Note:Experience obtained in a government agency or organization with union represented employees is preferred.Applicants with an acceptable combination ofrelevanteducation and qualifying experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities will be considered. Desired QualificationsKey attributes of theideal candidate:* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.* Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.* Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.* Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors.* Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.* Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.* PossessSHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential.

Keywords: County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino , Human Resources Business Partner I, Human Resources , San Bernardino, California

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